I'm talking about the azoogle/max bounty free smilie type sites not aws.

These sites have little to no content. Some just redirect. I'd imagine its extremely hard to get good ranking with these types of sites so how do you draw traffic?

The only thing I can think of would be PPC advertising (assuming we're talking about the "free stuff" CPA campaigns that pay as little as $.75 per download/zip/email, I'd imagine it would be quite hard finding a balance between the cost and profits.) or buying traffic (more then likely ineffective).